We all may be at home for the next few weeks, but that doesn't mean we have to stop Scouting! The Great Rivers Council will be hosting digital meetings, merit badges, chess & gaming tournaments, trainings, and more until we start meeting in person again. Checkout the email below to learn about upcoming program for All Scouts, Cub Scouts, & Scouts BSA.

All program will be hosted by trained and qualified Scouters. We look forward to keeping the Spirit of Scouting alive and strong during this chaotic time. #ScoutOn #ScoutingAtHome

Important Update: The All-Hands Meeting, originally scheduled for April 4th at Father Tolton High School, will be going virtual! All-Hands is a quarterly meeting where key volunteers and staff gather to develop and review our plans to provide unit service in a variety of areas - advancement, training, camping, popcorn & unit fundraising, membership, & commissioners and others. This time, these groups will meet via a series of zoom meetings during the first two weeks of April.
All Scouters are invited. It is the best way to get updates on and have a say in everything that goes on in the council. Keep an eye out for next week’s email, on social media and on the Scouting@Home webpage for dates, times and registration links for these valuable and informative meetings.
All Scouts
Virtual Chess Tournament
We are pleased to announce that we will be partnering with ChessKid to put on a virtual Chess Tournament for the Great Rivers Council. ChessKid is an online tool that teaches young people how to play chess in a way that is fun & safe.They provide great online and virtual resources.Thank you to the generosity of the Saint Louis Chess Club for making this possible.

Registrations will be open soon! Stay tuned for more information.
Cyber Chip Training
Cyber Chip training videos are up! Click on the links below or go the Scouting @ Home website to view the videos. Please note that these videos are supplemental. Please ensure that you complete all the requirements to earn your Cyber Chip.

Cub Scouts
Scouts BSA
For a limited time only, you can read an entire year of Boy's Life for FREE!
Click here for this limited time offer. Download the app, read articles, get ideas for activities, and more!
Jamboree on the Internet
Join millions of Scouts from over 170 different countries, April 3-5, for the Special Edition of Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI). It is the single largest digital Scouting event in the world. Become a digital & global citizen and make some new friends along the way!

Cub Scouts
Adventures of the Week

Each week will be featuring a few of our favorite Cub Scout Adventures. Click on the Requirements link under each Adventure to checkout the Adventure sheets made by the Great Rivers Council. These sheets were created to help Cubmasters, Den Leaders, & Parents complete adventures in a way that is simple and efficient!
Bear Scouts: A World of Sound
In this adventure, Bears will make musical instruments from around the world! And we're not talking about pianos, trumpets, and guitars. We're talking about mbiras, sistrums, and rain sticks! Don't know what those are? Click on the link below to find out!

Lion Scouts: I'll Do It Myself
Learning how to do things on your own is important. This adventure will teach Lions how to complete simple tasks on their own.

Attention all Cub Scouts! Are you registered for the 30 Day Challenge? Through the challenge, Cub Scouts will keep their Scout Skills sharp and complete adventures & earn rank advancements. Complete the challenge and receive an exclusive, limited 2020 Cub Scout Challenge Patch! Click on the links below to see the requirements for each challenge.

To be eligible to earn the custom patch, you must be registered. Registration will end Tuesday, March 31st @ 11:55pm.  Register by clicking the button below. Good Luck and Scout On!
Digital Den Meeting-SCOUT ON!
Join these fun Digital Den Meetings as we continue to Scout On! Each weekly meeting will help complete items for multiple ranks and use common household items for activities to be done at home. Hosted by Cascade Pacific Council.

Scouts BSA
Online Merit Badge Opportunities

The following is a list of online merit badges that will be offered over the next few weeks. This list is updated every Friday at 4 pm Central Time. Classes will be taught through  Zoom.  There is no cost for Scouts to register. To assure quality instruction, classes will be capped at 20 Scouts total. Once registered, Scouts will receive login information no less than 24 hours before the start of the class.

Click on the merit badges for more information and get registered today:

All counselors are registered members of the BSA and have completed Youth Protection Training. Two deep leadership will be enforced in all online merit badge classes. Additionally, parents are encouraged to sit alongside their Scouts for the duration of the class(es).

If you are interested in being a merit badge counselor, please contact Activities & Program Director, Thomas Yang at  thomas.yang@scouting.org.
Scout Skills & Rank Advancement
The Great Rivers Council is excited to announce the upcoming Brownsea Challenge to help Scouts keep up with their skills & rank advancement. This challenge will be open to the ranks of Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, & First Class. More information will be released next Friday!

The name Brownsea comes from Brownsea Island Scout Camp established 1907 in England by Lord Baden-Powell. Brownsea is a program for Scouts between the ranks of Scout & First Class and teaches them critical skills such as rope work, first aid, orienteering, and the patrol method.
The Nampa-Tsi Lodge, Order of the Arrow will be hosting a Fortnite Duos Tournament, Friday April 3rd. All Scouts BSA, Venturers, & Arrowmen are invited! Winning pairs will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

Advancement during COVID-19: Official details about Eagle extensions and more
Checkout the official statement from the National Office regarding Advancement: Eagle Extensions and more!

Adult Leader Training
Did you know that BSA offers numerous online training with the BSA Learn Center? Check it at My.Scouting.org .
Get your Hazardous Weather Certification by competing in the Hazardous Weather Knowledge Bowl!
All Scouters are invited! It will be hosted as a Live Event on the Great Rivers Council Facebook Page . Friday, April 3rd from 8-8:45 pm. Prizes will be awarded!
A friendly reminder that roundtable will be going virtual in April! More information to be released next week.

Support Scouting
The Friends of Scouting fundraising campaign allows us to provide programs, unit support, training opportunities, maintain our camp, membership assistance and so much more for our Scouts, leaders and families.

Please consider a monthly recurring gift to help us continue the mission of Scouting.
Online Resources
Boy Scouts of America, Great Rivers Council
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